Re: Use of IPv6 with Oracle anyone?

From: saurabh manroy <>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:41:23 +0100
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Leaving apart the ever(never?) exhausting address space of IPV4, One area that I can think of where use of IPV6 might prove useful is Interconnect Traffic:
With ever growing data and network traffic, it wouldn't be long when the need for transferring of larger packets over cluster interconnect would become a necessity.We are already using IPV4 jumboframes for it.

Using IPV6 jumbograms, which have support for packet size bigger than IPV4 jumboframes would only be beneficial. I don't see any research happening in that area for IPV4.

  • IMHO
Saurabh Manroy

> On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Martin Bach <
>> wrote:
>> On 13/02/2012 11:32, Niall Litchfield wrote:
>> > I can't really see many internal corporate networks adopting IPv6 at all
>> > (at least for many years), I just don't see what advantages it gives a
>> > private network over the costs involved in moving. External networks
>> > presumably will have to adopt the standard sooner or later.
>> I fully agree! It makes me wonder who has asked Oracle to provide IPv6
>> listeners and name resolution in the first place. I wouldn't really
>> recommend turning it on this "deep" in the stack. You could have IPv6->
>> IPv4 conversion in the application/load balancer layer if the
>> application has to be accessible from the outside world. For anything
>> that stays inside IPv4 will be enough for a long time.
>> Maybe there are reasons to simplify the stack and use IPv6 throughout?
>> Regards,
>> Martin
>> --

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